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Makinde Is Our Leader, Fayose Declares

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Following weeks of muscle-flexing and war of words over who takes the party’s mantle of leadership in the South-West, now the disagreement between Ekiti State former governor, Ayodele Fayose and Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde seemed to be permanently quenched on Monday as Fayose declared his submission to the leadership of the Makinde.

On Monday, Fayose speaking at the Wocdiff Centre, Osogbo, venue of the Zonal Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party, acknowledged, “the governor of Oyo State, governor Seyi Makinde, my brother, my friend and by the grace of God, our leader.”

Fayose also apologized to members of the party not in his faction for all they have all gone through over the years as he said “nothing last forever, if I offend anybody, I apologize,”.

He added “I and Seyi Makinde are one from the beginning.”

Both men forced PDP national secretariat to move the venue of the congress from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to Osun State capital, Osogbo.  While Makinde preferred Lagos, Fayose wanted Ogun State.

Makinde in his remarks at the congress, stressed that “this is a family affair. It is an attempt to reposition our party in the South-west region.

“It has ramifications for our party nationally. Whatever the outcome is, we will take it in the spirit of a family contest. We don’t want to defeat ourselves; we want to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“At the end of this exercise, there will be no victor, no vanquish. As the only governor of the party in the zone, whoever emerges, I will work with them to reposition the party. I thank you for the peaceful conduct.”

Makinde and Fayose are contending the leadership of their party, Peoples Democratic Party, in the south-west.

The PDP screening committee had cleared 33 names to vie for elective posts in the congress.

 

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Power Restored To National Grid After System Collapse

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Ghanaians Blames Power Firm For Nationwide Blackout

The Transmission Company of Nigeria says power has been restored to national grid after a system collapse left most of the nation in the dark on Wednesday.

The company said on Thursday electricity has been restored across the entire grid through which distribution companies offtake electricity they deliver to consumers nationwide.

TCN’s public affairs general manager Ndidi Mbah, says experts were already making efforts to fully restore electricity on the grid.

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Army Denies Boko Haram’s Eid Donations Report

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The Nigerian Army has denied reports that Boko Haram insurgents distributed Eid donations to communities in the northern states of Borno and Yobe.

Reports alleged the terrorist group had donated food and money to residents in attempts to woo them to support its activities.

The army says the reports were “propaganda,” and that it had conducted investigations and established the reports were untrue.

The army said in a statement “our team of eagle-eyed analysts went further to critically examine the pictures attached to this malicious publication and discovered that they were simply stage-managed in a typical terrorists-styled propaganda.

Nigeria continues to experience a wave of insecurity occasioned by attacks and kidnappings carried out by Boko Haram militants.

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Nigeria Seeks To Tap Into Digital Economy

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